The world of digital media is evolving at a rapid rate, whether it be through augmented or virtual reality, coding, programming, web applications, gaming, podcasting, vlogging – and the list goes on. Mixed Media Arts 101 seeks to address the growing digital literacy chasm that can reflect socioeconomic trends. The residency will deliver focused, intimate workshops in various knowledge “pods” that explore innovations in digital media.
The program is an opportunity for global Indigenous artists in all disciplines to access digital literacy training. The aim is to develop digital literacy for artists who have not been able to obtain training across select software, hardware, and technology platforms.
In addition to learnings around the production process, Mixed Media Arts 101 will also foster conversations about the social impacts of this changing landscape, digital racial profiling, cultural appropriation, technological elitism, and more.
What does the program offer?
Artists will work with Banff Centre Media and Production staff and with guest faculty to learn from specialists in the following areas:
- Editing (Media Composer, Adobe Premiere)
- Video production (camera work, lighting, shooting outdoors/indoors steady cam, green screen)
- Audio Post (protocols, location sound, editing of dialogues, voice overs, etc.)
- Audio recording (music recording, simple/extensive)
- Animation graphics (plug-ins)
Applicants are encouraged to indicate their preferred knowledge pod(s) during the application process.
Who should apply?
This program is an ideal fit for established Indigenous artists who want to enrich their practice by learning how to use new skills to create or enhance a current body of work. Artists who wish to develop a new creative narrative using new technology are encouraged to apply.